|Transnational Islam - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Anthropologist Mara Leichtman (MSU) on religion, migration, and politics. Leichtman unveils her new book New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal (co-edited with Mamadou Diouf). She then discusses transnational Shi'a Islam in Dakar among Lebanese migrants and Senegalese converts, and in London at the Al-Khoei Foundation. A fine example of why we cannot properly analyze "globalization" without including Africa.
Keywords: anthropology; Mara Leichtman; migration; religion; Senegal; Shi'a Islam